Last Saturday night, historic Dee Stadium in Houghton and Keweenaw Roller Derby played host to a magical herd of unicorns. Team Unicorn from Madison Roller Derby, to be exact.
The action got underway at 6:00, and the Unicorns jumped into an early lead that they held on to for almost the entire bout. It was a physical and hard-hitting game; one of the most physical that we’ve experienced. Despite this, penalties were relatively low for the Keweenaw Rollers, something that is a reflection of our rigorous training regime and commitment to fair play.
The bout ended with the final score of 99 for Keweenaw, 190 for Team Unicorn. In spite of taking a loss, KRD skated well, hard, and played clean.
One of the things that attracts many to roller derby is that there’s room for all body types and athletic abilities on the track. Team Unicorn demonstrates this in practice as they had a roster on Saturday made up of skaters of a variety body types, and our jammers got some valuable experience tangling with bigger, solid blockers than those currently on KRD’s roster.
Those who were there can confirm that the energy was electric last Saturday. Hopefully that vibe is a portent of things to come for the 2019 season and will only continue as KRD skates both at the Dee and on the road.
MVP Jammer: Afro Disiac
MVP Blocker: I Love Skatin’
Kick-Ass Communicator Award: Rowena Ragin’Claw
Fierce Feet Award: Smushella DeVil